Amber Broder and Amelia Bergeron Crowned Pérez & Bennett Adult Amateur Equitation 18-24, Presented by Cindi Pérez & Anne Bennett, Champions on Opening Day of 2021 National Horse Show
Lexington, Ky. – October 27, 2021 – The 2021 National Horse Show (NHS) got its start in the Alltech Arena Wednesday, October 27, bringing top athletes and their mounts back to the Kentucky Horse Park for the 138th edition of the oldest indoor horse show in America. As one of the country’s most prestigious competitions, the National Horse Show is a must-attend event for national and international athletes. Now in its fourth year, the National Horse Show highlights age-group equitation classes in its opening week, as well as three championship events, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Horse Show Adult Equitation Championship 18-24, THIS NHS Adult Equitation Championship 25 and Over, and the Hamel Family Foundation NHS 3’3” Equitation Championship. Kicking off the week was the Pérez & Bennett Adult Amateur Equitation 18-24, presented by Cindi Pérez & Anne Bennett, where Amber Broder was crowned champion of Section A aboard Tip Jar, and Amelia Bergeron wore the champion tricolor for Section B with Halouet.
Claire Stevenson and Sydney Smith Emerge Victorious in Pérez & Bennett Adult Amateur Equitation 25 & Over, presented by Cindi Pérez & Anne Bennett
Adult equitation riders were eager to kick off competition in the Alltech Arena Wednesday, October 27, at the highly anticipated 2021 National Horse Show (NHS). A total of 49 of the nation’s top adult equitation riders took center ring to vie for the Adult Amateur Equitation 25 & Over division championship honors in two separate sections. After maneuvering through two challenging over fences classes and an under saddle class, Claire Stevenson and Audi 2000 Z took championship honors in Section A of the Pérez & Bennett 25 and Over Adult Amateur Equitation, while Kiera Phlipot aboard Red Roc were awarded reserve champion. Sydney Smith and Antidote emerged victorious in Section B to take home the championship tricolor, while Dominique Mungin and Rockingham took home reserve champion.